Closings begin in case of mom accused of killing son in 1991

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Closing arguments have started in the trial of a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey in 1991.

Prosecutors have presented evidence they say proves Michelle Lodzinski was lying when she told authorities Timmy Wiltsey disappeared while they were at a carnival.

They say a blanket found near the boy’s body several months later came from Lodzinski’s apartment.

Lodzinski’s lawyer has focused on the fact that no forensic evidence directly ties the boy or his mother to the blanket.

Former law enforcement officials testified Lodzinski offered conflicting accounts of the boy’s disappearance.

Long a suspect, Lodzinski was arrested near her home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, in 2014 after a former baby sitter identified the blanket.

The trial began in mid-March.